Basic Raw Material Resources: KARRATHA

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CONTACT NAME: Stephen Bandy
ROLE: General Manager, Geoscience Information, Geological Survey of Western Australia
COMPANY: Department of Mines and Petroleum
ADDRESS: 100 Plain Street, East Perth, Western Australia 6004
PHONE: +61 8 9222 3201


Category - Maps On Panels

  • Title - Basic Raw Material Resources: KARRATHA
  • Type - This map is published in digital format (PDF) and therefore, can be reproduced on any medium.
    The PDF is available online at Paper copies are available from: Information Centre Department of Mines and Petroleum. The Basic Raw Material maps have been reproduced on plastic as banners for promotional purposes
  • Scale - 1:200 000
  • Dimensions of the sheet (in millimetre) - 1231.25 x 826.75
  • Authors - Compiled by Geological Survey of Western Australia
    The recommended reference for this map is: Geological Survey of Western Australia 2014, Basic raw material resources, Karratha (1:200 000 scale): Geological Survey of Western Australia, Resource Potential for Land Use Planning.
  • Published by - Published by Geological Survey of Western Australia
  • Date published - June 2014
  • Language of the legend - English

Brief abstract or additional comments (maximum 100 words)

GSWA is mapping basic raw materials (BRM) to assist land use planning in WA’s growth areas. BRM include sand, limesand, limestone, hard rock, gravel and clay. The Karratha sheet formed part of a series of maps in the north covering areas around Broome, Port Hedland and Karratha.

These areas have a need for large quantities of fill for new development and infrastructure with smaller quantities of sand for concrete, limestone for cement and road base, hard rock and gravel aggregate. GSWA used a geoscience-based approach to compile and update previous geological mapping to define surface geological units that have the potential for BRM.


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